Jenny Nellis, “Familiar Trees”

Jenny Nellis
Morris, MN

Familiar Trees
wood, leather, paper
8 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 11 1/2″

Artist Statement

I am an object maker, a sculptor, a translator of ideas and things from one medium to another for consideration and contemplation.

I work in a variety of materials and techniques, primarily three dimensionally. I like the tactile quality of forms and materials. I like the repetitive chip, chip, chipping away at wood, the malleability of clay and wax, the challenge of combining objects from nature with manmade objects.

As an avid gardener, I like to focus on the textures, colors, forms, shapes, cycles, and potential found in nature. Observations in gardens and weed patches of tiny seeds, seedpods, leaf and flower buds, flower parts, plant fragments and insects inspire many of my current works.